Friday, 11 March 2016

Solidarity With The Junior Doctors!

Members of the Trades Council showed solidarity with the Junior Doctors this week - as did the public! The Junior Doctors' strike is both absolutely vital to defend our NHS and an inspiration to trades unionists everywhere.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Heart Unions Week

On Thursday 11th February from 12-2 There will be leafleting at the Ram in the city centre to support Heart Unions Week. Why not come down and join us?

See you there!

Junior Doctors Meeting This Friday

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

People's Assembly Demonstration - Update

4 coaches booked now with a total of 217 seats-only a few seats left but it would be possible to get a fifth if it can be filled! All coaches leaving Derby bus station at 8am bays 27-29, seats must be booked in advance. Cost is £5 donation for waged and free for unwaged. Coach will leave London around 5pm to return to Derby.

FYI-The coach drop off point on arrival is London Wall, about half a mile from our assembly point at Queen Victoria St, by the Bank of England.

The pick up point is Millbank, less than half a mile from Parliament Square, the end point of the demonstration.

More info will be available on the coach.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

DATUC supports Midlands TUC Women's Chainmakers Festival

The Women's Chainmakers Festival is an annual event in Cradley Heath, celebrating a strike by the women chainmakers there. It will be held on 11th July 2015 from 11 am - 6 pm.

The Chainmakers festival will be held on Cradley Heath High Street - the iconic heart of the famous struggle where the Chainmakers worked and lived - and fought their successful ten week dispute to secure a minimum wage for their sector.

A family friendly street festival involving market stalls, fun fair rides, speeches, street theatre, music and debate, the 2015 festival promises to be a hugely successful and enjoyable day, and one which Derby Area Trades Union Council is proud to support.

DATUC supports Mid's TUC Women's Chainmakers Festival with a £100 donation. Richard and Moz President and Secretary of DATUC present cheque to Lee Barron Regional Secretary and Joe Regional Chair.

Friday, 15 May 2015

People's Assembly National Demonstration on 20th June

The Derby Trades Council has been supporting many activities of the People's Assembly, a national anti-austerity movement. In the wake of the Conservative Party's election victory there have been over 50,000 people signing up online for their national demonstration in London on June 20th, and that number is only going to grow!

The Trades Council has arranged for a coach to take people to the demonstration. It will leave Derby Bus Station from bays 26-28 at 8 am on June 20th. Tickets will be free for people not on a wage, and a £5 donation will be asked for people who are waged. This will be a huge demonstration and seats are likely to go quickly. 

To book, email or text 07889 274 723

The Silk Mill March 2015

This year's Silk Mill March and Rally was a great success, as was the screening of Locked Out at the QUAD following the event. Below we have some photos and videos from the day - if you were there, why not share your photos with us too? email to!

20/05/15 Edit: a delegate kindly took some screenshots from the video (below). We have added some of them to the photos in this post.